Chicago Cubs 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 12
Played on Friday, April 26, 1968 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  4  0
CHI N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   3  6  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Davis cf                      3   0   0   0       1   2       1   1
Miller rf                     4   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Wynn lf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Staub 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   2      10   1
King c                        3   1   1   0       1   1       4   1
Aspromonte 3b                 3   1   2   2       0   0       0   4
Menke 2b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       6   2
Torres ss                     3   0   1   0       0   1       1   5
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Totals                       29   2   4   2       2  10      24  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Torres-Menke-Staub.

BATTING - 
HR: Aspromonte (1,2nd inning off Hands 1 on 1 out).
SH: Dierker (2,off Hands).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Davis (1,2nd base by Hands/Hundley).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  4   1   2   0       0   1       1   2
Beckert 2b                    3   1   0   0       1   0       1   2
Williams lf                   4   1   2   1       0   0       0   0
Santo 3b                      2   0   0   0       2   1       1   6
Banks 1b                      2   0   0   0       1   0      11   2
Johnson rf                    4   0   2   1       0   1       1   0
Hundley c                     2   0   0   0       1   0      10   1
Phillips cf                   3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Hands p                       3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Totals                       27   3   6   2       5   4      27  13

BATTING - 
2B: Kessinger (2,off Dierker); Williams (5,off Dierker).
SH: Banks (1,off Dierker).
GDP: Phillips (2,off Dierker).
IBB: Santo (1,by Dierker); Banks (1,by Dierker).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(1-3)                8     6   3   3   5   4   0  33

Dierker faced 4 batters in the 9th inning
WP: Dierker 3 (4).
IBB: Dierker 2 (4,Santo,Banks).

Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hands W(1-2)                  9     4   2   2   2  10   1  32

WP: Hands (1).

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Bob Engel
Time of Game: 2:06   Attendance: 4148


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Davis               cf        Kessinger           ss
2. Miller              rf        Beckert             2b
3. Wynn                lf        Williams            lf
4. Staub               1b        Santo               3b
5. King                c         Banks               1b
6. Aspromonte          3b        Johnson             rf
7. Menke               2b        Hundley             c
8. Torres              ss        Phillips            cf
9. Dierker             p         Hands               p

ASTROS 1ST: Larry Dierker 110 pitches; Bill Hands 115
pitches; Davis struck out; Miller was called out on strikes;
Wynn popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger doubled to right; Dierker threw a wild pitch
[Kessinger to third]; Beckert walked; Williams singled to center
[Kessinger scored, Beckert to third, Williams out at second
(center to second)]; Dierker threw a wild pitch [Beckert
scored]; Santo grounded out (shortstop to first); Banks grounded
out (third to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Staub struck out; King walked; Aspromonte homered
[King scored]; Menke grounded out (third to first); Torres
struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 2.

CUBS 2ND: Johnson struck out; Hundley grounded out (shortstop to
first); Phillips popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker grounded out (third to first); Davis walked;
Davis was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Miller
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 2.

CUBS 3RD: Hands grounded out (shortstop to first); Kessinger
grounded out (second to first); Beckert grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn flied out to right; Staub struck out; King
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 2.

CUBS 4TH: Williams flied out to center; Santo struck out; Banks
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cubs 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Aspromonte grounded out (shortstop to first); Menke
grounded out (third to first); Torres grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 2.

CUBS 5TH: Johnson singled to center; Hundley walked [Johnson to
second]; Phillips grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Johnson to third, Hundley out at second];
Hands struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Dierker struck out; Davis struck out; Miller
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cubs 2.

CUBS 6TH: Kessinger struck out; Beckert popped to second;
Williams grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Wynn struck out; Staub grounded out (third to
first); King singled to left; Aspromonte singled to center [King
to second]; Hands threw a wild pitch [King to third, Aspromonte
to second]; Menke grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 2.

CUBS 7TH: Santo walked; Banks out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher
to second) [Santo to second]; Johnson grounded out (third to
first); Hundley flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Torres singled to center; Dierker out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Torres to second]; Davis grounded out
(third to first); Miller grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 2.

CUBS 8TH: Phillips popped to shortstop; Hands grounded out
(third to first); Kessinger singled to right; Beckert popped to
second in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs
2.

ASTROS 9TH: Wynn flied out to center; Staub grounded out (first
to pitcher); King grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 2.

CUBS 9TH: Williams doubled to right; Santo was walked
intentionally; Dierker threw a wild pitch [Williams to third,
Santo to second]; Banks was walked intentionally; Johnson
singled to center [Williams scored, Santo to third, Banks to
second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   4   0    3
 Cubs             3   6   0    6


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